Entries tagged with: Yuppicide
Correct me if I am wrong but hardcore/punk re-unions are not supposed to be THIS good. Formed in NYC in the late 1980's and having faded away in the mid 90's Yuppicide left us with a lot of good memories. The band was accepted by both the "tough guy" NYHC scene as well as the "crusty" NY punk scene, something of a rarity but pointed to the bands uniqueness. Whether it was their identifiable artwork which graced their t-shirts and record covers, lead singer Jesse's English accent and stage persona, or the bands wide array of punk influences it was without question that there was only ONE Yuppicide. [In Effect Hardcore]New York hardcore vets Yuppicide reunited in 2010 around the same time Dead City Records put out the career-spanning compilation, Anthology '88-'98. Two years later they released new music with the American Oblivion EP, and this year they'll follow that their first full length since 1995's Dead Man Walking. The new album is called Revenge Regret Repeat, and it's due out on December 4 via Dead City. Here's what vocalist Jesse Jones and guitarist Steve Karp tell us:
Jesse Jones (vocals): "Revenge Regret Repeat is a rowdy, angry punk record, and I'm proud that we haven't mellowed with age. The lyrics are about facing your demons, past or present, and the one staring back at you in the mirror. I believe that forgiveness is giving up hope for a better past, but sometimes you just can't let go until the fuckers pay what they owe!"Going by the clips in the album trailer premiering below, it sounds like their unique combination of hardcore, classic punk, ska and more is indeed still raw and ferocious. Check it out, along with the tracklist.
Steve Karp (guitar): "I can't wait for people to hear this album. Everybody came together and put in 120% to make it a rock-and-roll-killing-machine of a record. Taken in its totality, I think 'RRR' really is Yuppicide's love letter (and not the Dennis Hopper 'love letter') to underground music, more specifically to hardcore punk. The music, the lyrics, the art; it all reflects our 30 or so years of being involved with this music- it made us the people we are today and this album shows that. It stands with the rest of our catalog and really shows us as a honed unit, full of anti-establishment venom, biting wit and brutal introspection. It's an album that doesn't compromise in its rawness or ferocity. Whether you've been following us since 1988 or this is your first time hearing Yuppicide, prepare your ears for a thorough beating."
The band also have a release show planned. It's a 3 PM Sunday matinee at The Grand Victory on December 13 with Ice Cold Killers. Tickets are on sale now.
by Andrew Sacher
New York punks Marathon, whose lineup included two members that went on to form to Polar Bear Club (but both recently left that band), broke up back in 2006 after the release of their only full length (self-titled). However, after reissuing that album in 2013, the band have now announced two reunion shows in their home state. They happen in Brooklyn on February 28 and Rochester on March 1 (venues TBA) with No Trigger (who also recently became active again) and Fire When Ready (whose only album came out in 2005 and who also don't appear to have played live in a while). The shows also include No Way, Soul Control and Benny Beyond. Flyer and song streams below.
UPDATE: The Brooklyn date happens at Saint Vitus with Marathon, No Trigger, Fire When Ready, and No Way. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon.
Marathon's made fans out of other punk bands in the area, including Banquets, who as discussed, play NYC on Thursday (1/23) at Saint Vitus with UnWed (mems. Hot Water Music/Small Brown Bike), Nuclear Santa Claust and Pagan Girls (tickets).
A much older New York punk band, No Redeeming Social Value, will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a show at Brooklyn's Grand Victory on March 29 with Yuppicide, Two Man Advantage, Last Call Brawl and DJ Spag. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, The Dictators NYC (Dick Manitoba's current version of The Dictators) will celebrate sixty years of Handsome Dick Manitoba on Thursday (1/23) at Bowery Electric with Threats and The Bullys. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Also at Bowery Electric is NYHC band Reagan Youth on Sunday (1/26) with The Memphis Morticians, Twin Guns, Emergency Break and Dust Angel. Tickets are on sale.
And one more Bowery Electric show is the one February 16, which is the NYC stop of Richie Ramone's (who drummed in the Ramones from '83-'87) 'Something In My Drink' tour. Also on the bill is The Waldos, Threads and The Weapons. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates on the tour are listed below.
In other NYC punk news, there's a benefit for the Transcore stage of Punk Island (which Aye Nako have played) at Grand Victory on Tuesday (1/21) with Little Waist, Penguin, Dirty Circle and The Whores (not to be confused with Whores). Tickets are on sale now and "100% of net proceeds will go to cover the costs of the Brooklyn Transcore Stage at the 2014 Punk Island Festival. "
Though this particular project is reggae, H.R. of punk legends Bad Brains will bring his band Dubb Agents to NYC for a show on February 21 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Rebelmatic, Radio Daze and Get Involved (mems Thursday/Judge/Glassjaw).
Another punk show goes down with I Am the Avalanche, The Swellers, Turnover and Bellwether on March 28 at Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A week later at the Acheron (2/21) is the previously discussed Iron Chic / Chumped show. Since we last spoke, Earworms dropped off that show and were replaced by Timeshares. Iron Chic also recently announced all dates for their their tour, which you can check out here. Tickets for the Acheron show are still available.
Marathon flyer, streams and more below...
photos by Kurt Christensen
Vision of Disorder @ MHOW, 11/24/2012
While Gaza and co were tearing down Acheron Vision of Disorder played a Hurricane Sandy relief benefit with Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide and Swarm of Arrows at Music Hall of Williamsburg that same night (11/24). Pictures from the show are below.
If you missed Primitive Weapons, you can still catch the band this weekend at East River Bar on 12/1 and for a good cause:
Come party with us for a good cause. Cheer for FC St.Pauli when we show our favorite soccer team kicking some serious ass on the big screen! Get rowdy with the "Knob Kurve". Enjoy some of the freshest rock'n'roll that Brooklyn has to offer. Buy some raffle tickets and bid on all sorts of cool stuff. All proceeds to benefit clean drinking water in developing countries. Bring your own BBQ fodder if you are an arctic grill master!Sounds like a fun night of grilling, booze and riffs. Pictures from the MHoW show are below.
Doors 5pm, $Free$, 21+ to drink.
6PM SOCCER MAYHEM ON THE BIG SCREEN
>>>>FC St.Pauli vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern
>>>>>Primitive Weapons (halftime show)
9PM(ish) FACE MELTING LIVE MUSIC
>>>> Call of the Wild
Vision of Disorder at Webster Hall, July 2012 (more by Kurt Christensen)
"Our hearts go out to those severely affected by this tragic incident. Being from Long Island, Hurricane Sandy has (quite literally) hit home for us. The music scene in Long Island, the New York metro area and New Jersey have been so supportive to Vision of Disorder over the years that we felt donating the proceeds from the Brooklyn show was a no-brainer. We are proud to announce that the opening acts (Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide, Swarm of Arrows) have also agreed to donate their proceeds. We hope that this small gesture can add to the ongoing efforts and help rebuild these traumatized areas. We look forward to seeing you all on November 24 to support this cause." -[Tim Williams, Vision of Disorder]Kudos to the bands for turning their MHoW show on 11/24 into "Picking up Change: Hardcore for Hurricane Relief," with all the bands donating their money to the Red Cross. Mosh against Sandy by buying tickets HERE.
As you may remember, Primitve Weapons recently played CMJ as part of Show No Mercy (pictures). VOD's last outing in NYC was at the infamous Sick of it All/Cro-Mags show that ended with Harley Flanagan's arrest.
So far no other dates have been scheduled for VOD in the US, though the band will hit Australia with Ghost in the new year. All tour dates are below.
In other hardcore-ish news, Texas is The Reason, who reunited for Rev25 (pics) and also played Saint Vitus (pics), will also play the Chicago Revelation show in early January. In addition, look for the band to play a few extended weekends through late March. No new NYC date, but they will play Philadelphia on February 16 and tickets are still available.
All tour dates are listed below.
A reminder: Chuck Ragan goes solo TONIGHT (5/16) at the Bell House, a night of downtime for his tour w/ Social Distortion that hit Asbury Park on Saturday (5/14). Sharks and Sean O'Neill both open the Brooklyn show.
Chuck will hop back on tour with Social D in Norfolk tomorrow night, eventually making his way to Krazy Fest in Louisville where he'll join his still-reunited band Hot Water Music who will also play a few other dates in the coming months in the Midwest, and at NXNE 2011. All tour dates are below. Krazy Fest tickets are still on sale.
In other punk news, The Bouncing Souls have announced the support bands for their upcoming discography dates in NYC & Philly. That includes Hostage Calm, Dave Hause, and Weston on the 7/6 show (dedicated to The Good, The Bad, and The Argyle, Maniacal Laughter, Wild Street, Yuppicide, and Star Fucking Hipsters on the 7/7 show (covering Self-Titled and Hopeless Romantic), Up For Nothing, Iron Chic & The Loved Ones on 7/8 (the How I Spent My Summer Vacation and Anchors Aweigh show), and Lost in Society & Tim Barryfor the 7/9 show (The Gold Record and Ghosts on the Boardwalk). Tickets for 7/8 have gone the way of the dinosaur, but tickets for 7/6, 7/7 and 7/9 are still available. The Bouncing Souls will ALSO make the trek down to Krazy Fest this weekend. All dates and openers are listed below.
Gods & Queens are scheduled to play the 7/15 date in Philadelphia, and also recently played Public Assembly with Coliseum, Rise & Fall, Masakari, and Psychic Limb.
All tour dates and a video is below.
Tons of great hardcore and punk shows in the coming months!
Richmond hardcore rippers Government Warning will hit the road for a string of dates with Night Birds in late February, hitting NYC for a pair of shows on Feb 19th. The day of old-school hardcore madness begins at an early show at Cake Shop (5PM) with Perdition and Ex-Humans and continues into the wee hours at a late show (11PM) with 0megas at 538 Johnson, # 201. Full tour dates are below.
As previously mentioned, 108 teams up with Ensign, Incendiary, and Torchbearer at Cake Shop at 3PM on Saturday (1/08, yeah I know). Tickets are still available, but this 21+ show WILL sell out. As a result, 108 has added a second ALL AGES show at Death By Audio with Primitive Weapons, Heavy Breath and Black Kites that will kick off at 9PM. No advance tickets, and $10 gets you in.
And now for all of you who missed them on their first go around, you're in luck. Tear It Up have reunited and will play Europa on March 25th with Last in Line & The Cell Mates.
Since forming out of the ashes of Dead Nation in 2000, Tear It Up has become a mainstay of the American DIY hardcore scene. Their aggressive fast hardcore sound and intense live performance won over legions of fans from the start. Tear It Up toured the US and Europe constantly, and when not on tour still played as many as 4 shows a week anywhere within a days drive of their native New Jersey. Tear It Up survived several line up changes most notably Paul went on to form Cut the Shit and John was drafted from Down in Flames. Tear It Up broke up shortly before [their final record Taking You Down With Me] was released... Let it be known that Tear It Up went out at the top and never put out a weak record or put or a lame half hearted show.Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale.
Most Precious Blood are back, and will play Cake Shop on January 30th with Suburban Scum & Spectators. Advance tickets are available now.
The previously discussed 'Steve Ignorant plays Crass' show at Santos Party House on March 10 has added Leftover Crack and Thulsa Doom to it's ranks. Tickets are still available. Leftover Crack played Music Hall of Williamsburg on the day after Christmas 2010, but not with Bouncing Souls in Asbury Park that same week.
Reverend Horton Heat has a pretty impressive set of tour dates laid out for the first half of the year, and one of thise is scheduled for The Bell House on May 6th. Tickets are on sale. Full tour schedule is below.
Though Stiff Little Fingers still exists as a band, original guitar player Harry Cluney will play Europa to perform "Stiff Little Fingers Classics" on Feb 11th. Tickets are on sale.
Supertouch has reunited, and will play Santos on Feb 12th with Sweet Diesel. The show originally had 1.6 Band on the bill, but they have since been removed. Tickets are on sale.
Reagan Youth will team up with Yuppicide, Beer & Cable, and Agitator to play Europa on January 23rd. Tickets are on sale.
The Brooklyn venue will also host a monsterous hardcore lineup two months later featuring Urban Waste, Ultra Violence, Step 2 Far, Down Low NYHC, Darkside NYC, Kincaid, Fed Up, Caught In A Trap, Chesty Malone & The Slice Em Up's, Not Without A Fight, Sexual Suicide, Olde York, and Yo Scunt. The March 26th show will begin at 1PM and tickets are on sale.
Tour dates and some video below...
Rival Schools have announced their new LP, Pedals, due on March 8th via Photo Finish/Atlantic. The release will be celebrated that day at Santos Party House as part of a short stint of tour dates for the band. Ticket info is forthcoming. Dates are below.
Pedals is currently up for pre-order at the band's site in various different incarnations (Rival Schools shoes? wow). The band also has a new video from the LP, for "Shot After Shot", which you can watch below.
Meanwhile, Sammy Siegler's old band Glassjaw were the secret guest headliner at Knitting Factory on Sunday (12/12) for the Sons Modern Holiday Party which also featured Unearthly Trance and Ultrageist. Much like they did last year at Maxwell's, Glassjaw's appearance was unannounced as they have a second upcoming show in the near future, January 1st at the sold-out Best Buy Theater. Pictures from the Brooklyn show are in this post.
Glassjaw/Thursday/Acid Tiger member side-project United Nations doesn't have any dates coming up, but both Acid Tiger and Thursday have some.
I Hate Our Freedom is another now-active Thursday side-project. Or to be more specific, they are Joseph Grillo (GARRISON, GOD FIRES MAN) Justin Scurti (MILHOUSE), Scott Winegard (TEXAS IS THE REASON, HOUSE & PARISH) and Tucker Rule (THURSDAY). I Hate Our Freedom plays Maxwell's on Thursday, 12/16 with Something About Death Or Dying who are "a new hardcore band featuring The Gaslight Anthem guitarist Alex Rosamilia."
Tucker Rule has also been playing drums in Murphy's Law lately. Maybe you'll see him behind the kit when Murphy's Law plays Trash Bar on New Years Eve with THE KRAYS, YUPPICIDE, SETBACK, CAUGHT IN A TRAP, and RUNNY.
Rival Schools' last NYC show was opening for Gaslight Anthem at Radio City Music Hall. A set of pictures from their set at that show is in this post too.
More Glassjaw pictures from Knitting Factory (sorry, none of Unearthly Trance or Ultrageist) and all Rival Schools tour dates, pictures and videos, below.
photos by Katie Hovland
Bouncing Souls @ Riot Fest 2010
The Bouncing Souls have announced their 2010 iteration of Home for the Holidays, now in its fourth year and featuring as many nights of shows at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets are on sale for all four shows: 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29. Each night will have a different set of support, as 12/26 will get Strike Anywhere, Adrenaline OD, & The Great Explainer, 12/27 gets Fake Problems, Lemuria, & The Swellers, 12/28 gets Leftover Crack, The Menzingers, & Top Soil, and the final night (12/29) gets H20, Yuppicide and Dirty Tactics.
H20, on board for the 12/29 date at The Stone Pony, will also hit Highline Ballroom the next night (12/30) with Trapped Under Ice and Wisdom In Chains. The show is part of a short stint of confirmed dates for H20 (12/27 - 12/30) with more to be announced (12/2 - 12/5). Tickets are on sale to the all-ages, no barricade NYC show. Plus, the band is giving the audience the opportunity to pick the songs for the set from over 60+ choices including covers by Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys and others.
Leftover Crack has a headlining show in NYC too, as the band will play Music Hall of Wiliiamsburg on 12/26. Tickets are on sale. Leftover Crack related project Star Fucking Hipsters will play NYC a month prior, hitting Knitting Factory on 11/28. Tickets for that are also on sale.
The Bouncing Souls played Riot Fest in Chicago (October 6th - 10th) alongside bands like Bad Religion, Cap'n Jazz, Circle Jerks, Off With Their Heads, and Propagandhi. Belated pictures from that show, as well as Bouncing Souls and H20 dates, are below.
words by BBG, photos by Markus Shaffer
This is not an African tribal warrior - just a member of Yuppicide
Indecision was wrecking a sold out Knitting Factory, but in Manhattan, Yuppicide was playing their first headlining date at Santos Party House on 7/10 with Primitive Weapons and Old Yorke. The band recently played Black & Blue Bowl with Cro-Mags. Coming up they only have one other date on their radar at the moment, and that's day two of CT Punkfest on July 31st in New London Connecticut. The Festival will also feature Murphy's Law during it's three day run. Full lineup below.
More pics from Santos (we only got Yuppicide) and some video from the show is below...
Vision of Disorder at Irving Plaza (photo by Keith Wick)
More hardcore reunions!
Reunited Long Island metalcore-rs Vision of Disorder have a new show scheduled at Gramercy Theater on August 20th. Tickets are on sale, but no word on who will support the reactivated team. VOD is currently working on new material that will appear on an upcoming LP.
Yuppicide brought their ska-influenced hardcore to their first show in twelve years at Black & Blue Bowl, and the band has added a second NYC show at Santos on July 10th with Primitive Weapons and Old Yorke. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of two US dates currently scheduled, as the band is also scheduled to play El N Gee Club in New London, CT on 7/31 after their appearance at the Full Force Festival in Germany on 7/3.
NYC's Inside Out will play their first show in 21 years at Santos Party House with Razorblade Handgrenade, No Tolerance, Vigilant Hotel and Activator on August 14th (tickets). NYC's Inside Out is not to be confused with the west coast version, which featured Zach of Rage Against The Machine and Vic of 108/Burn.
Finally, Grey Area will reunite for a show at Cake Shop on June 25th with Static Radio and The Revelling. Tickets are on sale (for the show that IS at Cake Shop - not Europa like the ticket link says). For the unfamiliar, the band features members of Warzone, Kill Your Idols, Black Train Jack, and Token Entry melding their sound into a more melodic approach to NYHC that yielded two LPs. At one point the band featured bassist Syd Butler (of Les Savy Fav), though it is not known who will fill in on bass at Cake Shop. It's one of two upcoming shows or the band. The other is in Philly. Flyer below.
Don't forget the forthcoming Deathcycle show (at 538 Johnson on 7/31, and a second TBA) as well as 1.6 Band, who originally reformed in 2009 and will play Cake Shop (not The Studio at Webster Hall) on June 27th with Substratus and Dump Body.
On a different note, Sick of It All played Gramercy on 6/11 (Friday). How was it?